Did you love the 1994 animated version of The Lion King? Well they remade it almost shot for shot! Our latest episode focuses on the latest gigantic Disney release and talk about the reasons why movies exist, Favreau's mission statement, and if it's good or bad to just remake the original with a really fancy new coat of paint. David has issues about feeling the love tonight or in the afternoon. Rick risks the wrath of the Beyhive. All that and more!
We're halfway through the 2019 film year and it's time for The Popcorn Diet to take stock of where we've been and what's coming up! Join us for our halfway year in review as we talk about our favorite movies, the biggest surprises, the state of movie going, and what we're excited about for the rest of the year. David gives us his box office history lesson. Rick stays positive about all the different ways to see movies. All that and more!
The toys are back as David and Rick take a trip down nostalgia lane before discussing Pixar's newest film, Toy Story 4! We look back on what we think is one of the best franchises ever and discuss the evolution of themes, the emotion of Pixar, and life lessons that can be learned. David finally feels represented by Canada's greatest stuntman. Rick wonders how anyone could doubt Toy Story. Together we stand up for Cars 2. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet welcomes Special Guest Good Movie Buddy Lindsey Friend to the podcast to talk all about Disney and Aladdin! After apologies for the wonky audio, we talk all about the remake trend, various Disney villains, and being pleasantly surprised by this newest Disney live-action tale. Rick introduces his guest to the Venom thirst. Lindsey has some hot takes about Disney villains. All that and more!
You'll believe an elephant can fly as the boys return to break down Disney's newest live-action remake, DUMBO. Join us as we discuss the effects of bringing cartoons to live action, Tim Burton's wheelhouse, and the irony of a film bemoaning gigantic conglomerates being made by a gigantic conglomerate! Rick loses his mind over a cameo. David weighs in on the corporations. All that and more!
Higher. Further. Faster. We're starting off the 2019 Marvel Cinematic Universe season with the launch of their first female-led superhero entry: CAPTAIN MARVEL! Join our latest episode as we discuss the MCU, Carol Danvers' powers, and the growing animosity amongst the Online Film Community. David deep dives on the de-aging effects. Rick admits when he's wrong. All that and more!
Our Oscar Primer miniseries continues, this time returning to the sovereign nation of Wakanda to revisit one of the biggest films of the year: Black Panther! The Marvel blockbuster is gaining more steam with critics nominations and a building Awards Season buzz. Join us, along with special guest movie buddy Jeremy Nakano, as we discuss performances, filmmaking, and what nominations we think it could capture!
The boys take on Winnie the Pooh and his friends this week as we talk about Disney's newest live action film, Christopher Robin. To our shock, we didn't care for this one too much, even though it got Rick to cry. Join us as we talk about our surprise at our negative reactions to the film, why the storytelling gets all jumbled up, and why it's a film about joy that doesn't have enough of it. David struggles to keep his eyes open. Rick puts out a parental advisory warning due to language. All that and more!
Fourteen years after The Incredibles was released, we finally get the long-awaited sequel! Join The Popcorn Diet for our latest episode as we welcome Incredibles 2 back into our lives. We discuss the successes of the film both as an animated film and as a superhero film, look at it's box office impact, and go off on maybe the most random tangent in the history of the podcast. Rick is terrible at math. David relates to Mr. Incredible. All that and more!
The Popcorn Diet heads back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away to talk about the latest Star Wars Story: Solo. Alliteration aside, we bring in our guest good movie buddy Dallas Nichols to discuss what we liked about the film, the highly-publicized behind the scenes issues, and where Star Wars can go from here. David brings in the casting trivia. Dallas makes great aesthetic points. Rick is feeling grumpy at the fanboys. All that and more!
After 10 years, the beginning of the end is upon us. The Popcorn Diet is getting pumped up for Avengers: Infinity War. Join us as we talk about our theories and predictions of the film. We go over the infinity stones, what we think will happen in the film, and which characters will live or die in the end. Rick is redefining the word hype. David is looking for The Empire Strikes Back ending. All that and more!
Disney's next big film of 2018 is out and The Popcorn Diet brings back guest co-host Leah Theodosis to break it down. Listen to brother and sister dissect A Wrinkle in Time and talk about what we loved, what we didn't love, and how awesome Charles Wallace is. Rick makes his hatred for kids known. Leah can't stand bullies! All that and more! (1:58) Prepping for Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time?